Monday, June 24, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #122 "Yann Rossi"

Clown #122 "Yann Rossi" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #122 is inspired by a very unique white face clown "Yann Rossi"  from France. He is coming from  seven generations of Italian-French circus dynasty, which started in Piedmont in 1732 in Italy and later moved to France.  His mother comes from the family of Circus Caroli, also a very famous circus dynasty from Italy.  He is clowning about 35 years. He plays more than 20 musical instruments. At the moment he is performing at Circus Knie, touring in Switzerland.

Yann Rossi at Circus Arnardo

work in progress

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #121 "Sarah Melbinger"

Clown #121 "Sarah Melbinger" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
SOLD

ACEO Clown portrait #121 is inspired by a very pretty clown "Sarah Melbinger" from Munich,Germany.  She is working at Circus Roncalli. I couldn't find more information than this information but I was able to contact with her and she promised me to send me her bio info. Hopefully I will update this post soon. For the moment enjoy this ACEO :)

Sarah Melbinger getting ready for the show

work in progress

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #120 "Charlie"

Clown #120 "Charlie" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #120 is inspired by an internationally recognized clown Bruce "Charlie" Johnson from Lynnwood, US.  He is a family entertainer, clown historian, instructor, author and clown artist. He has created his own unique performance style combining magic, juggling, plate spinning, trick cartoons, pantomime, audience interaction, and clowning.  He is particularly known for his rapport with audiences of all ages. Since 1974, he spent six seasons with outdoor circuses, and eleven years at the Raging Waters Amusement Park in San Dimas, CA. He was also a juggler for special events at Disneyland, including the grand opening of Toontown. 

He has represented the United States in international variety shows at clown conventions and festivals in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has performed and lectured in Borneo, Canada, England, Japan, Malaysia, Scotland, Singapore, Sweden, and the United States. He has performed thousands of hours of walkaround, circus, birthday party, banquet, and stage entertainment.  In 2015 He received World Clown Association Lifetime Achievement Award. He is  an entertainment expert and historian as well. For more info visit his website.

Bruce "Charlie" Johnson

work in progress

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Join me on Patreon and Become a Patron! That means you will be supporting my ACEO miniature clown portraits project and at the same time, you will have the chance to collect all the clown portraits. If you choose "Doodly" tier ($5), each month you will receive an HQ PDF file of 8 ACEO Clown portraits and you will have access to Patron only posts, before they published anywhere else with step-by-step work in progress pics and 15% discount on my ETSY shop ClickGallery. If you want more, see limited "Bip the Clown" Tier (4 left).

Sunday, June 9, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #119 "Tripp the Clown"

Clown #119 "Tripp the Clown"
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #119 is inspired by a lovely clown  "Tripp the Clown" from US. He has been clowning around for 13 years. He has studied with many great clowns such as Avner The Eccentric, Greg DeSanto, and many more! Enjoys juggling, hat tricks, and making the young and young at heart laugh and smile! For more info see his facebook page


work in progress

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #118 "David Larible"

Clown #118 "David Larible"
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #118 is inspired by a genuine clown  "David Larible" from Italy. He is been clowning around more than 40 years. He comes from six generations of circus artists, and his family has ties with many other European circus families. He performed in European circus rings, on television, and on theater stages; he had an amazing career in the United States and Mexico . He is the first traditional circus Auguste to have brilliantly synthesized the virtuosity of old musical Augustes and the classic clown entrée repertoire with new trends such as the Russian lyrical interpretation of clowning.

in 1999 He was awarded the Golden Clown at the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo and same year he was awarded also for the first non-Chinese recipient of the Golden Lion Award for significant artistic achievements at the WuQiao International Circus Festival in Shijiazhuang, China.

I watched his performances on YouTube, they are really very good. Also I watched a short documentary "Traveling with a Red nose" and I am sure you will like it, too.
David Larible

I just posted  a time-lapse clip of work in progress of this ACEO painting  at my YouTube Channel. (please subscribe to my channel If you haven't yet.) 

work in progress

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #117 "Zippo"

Clown #117 "Clown Zippo"
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
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ACEO clown portrait #117 is inspired by a one of a kind wonderful clown "Zippo" aka Bernhard Paul from Austria. He is the founder and the director of famous Circus Roncalli. He studied graphic design in Vienna and worked as art director in magazine publishing companies and later on work in an international advertisement company.  In 1976, he decided to follow his childhood dream and founded Circus Rocalli with André Heller. Shortly after they broke up their business relations but Bernard Paul didn't give up after all difficulties and brought up the circus til today. He is married with Eliana Larible (sister of famous clown David Larible) whom coming from an Italian circus family. See more photos of clown Zippo at Circus Roncalli`s  website .  I read a very nice article by him at Harper's Magazine about clowns, see at this link.

Bernhard Paul is on  getting ready for the show


Zippo is performing at Circus Roncalli. FOTO: DPA


Work in progress

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Join me on Patreon and Become a Patron! That means you will be supporting my ACEO miniature clown portraits project and at the same time, you will have the chance to collect all the clown portraits. If you choose "Doodly" tier ($5), each month you will receive an HQ PDF file of 8 ACEO Clown portraits and you will have access to Patron only posts, before they published anywhere else with step-by-step work in progress pics and 15% discount on my ETSY shop ClickGallery. If you want more, see limited "Bip the Clown" Tier (4 left).



Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #116 "Clown Edouardissimo"

Clown #116 "Clown Edouardissimo"
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30

 ACEO clown portrait #116 is inspired by "Clown  Edouardissimo" (Edouard Neumann) from Russia. His father took him on stage for the first time at age of five  but then became more interested in wrestling and boxing. At twelve, a friend took him to the pantomime theater of Penza and he loved it. He mastered his craft for four years at the Kiev Circus School in Ukraine.  With Sergej Maslennikow, he toured as a duo "KGB clowns" (an abbreviation for "art of gesture and movement") quite successfully around the world. At the moment he is performing at the famous Roncalli Circus. I watches his clips on YouTube, here is the link.

"Clown  Edouardissimo" 

work in progress

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #115 "Anatoli Akerman"

Clown #115 "Anatoli Akerman" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO clown portrait #115 is inspired by "Anatoli Akerman", an amazingly talented and unique  clown, physical actor  originally from Russia. He had his studies in Ukraine as a mime artist, learnt juggling and tap dancing as well. Later on he moved to Israel.  He was awarded in a Circus festival in Jaffa. 2003 till 2012 he worked at Cirque du Soleil and traveled many places in the world. Since 2014 He is working at Circus Roncalli and touring in Europe. He was in the movie "Dumbo" by Tim Burton. He has a website and instagram @anatoliakerman , fb page. I watched his act  on Youtube, it is hilarious, you will like it too, for sure,  here is the link.

"Anatoli Akerman"  Foto: Oliver Körting

Finishing up

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Friday, May 24, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #114 "Gensi"

Clown #114 "Gensi" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO clown portrait #114 is inspired by a very unique white face clown "Gensi" aka Fulgenci Mestres Bertran from Spain. Gensi studied dramatic art at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and graduated in the Superior Conservatory of Music of the Liceu in interpretation of singing and violin. He has been clowning since 1996. In 2005 he started to work at famous Circus Roncalli with the role of the white clown who acts as a counterpart to Augustus, played by David Larible (He is on my painting list). According to Mestres, his task is not to "make people laugh", but to bring poetry to the track of the circus. I watched a YouTube clip of his act at Circus Roncalli, it's really good. See this link. Also you can follow his instagram at @gensiclown  to find out more about him.

Gensi at Circus Roncalli

Making of Gensi

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Monday, May 20, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #113 "Carillon"

Clown #113 " Carillon" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO clown portrait #113 is inspired by "Carillon", a Victorian clown personified by Paolo Casanova from Italy. Paolo since his childhood wanted to become a clown in a circus. Before becoming a professional clown, he used to work as a model car designer for a well known Italian company in Turin. But he made his choice and quit his day job and started to work as clown. His dream came true, now he is performing at one of the best circuses in the world, "Circus Roncaldi". Carillon doesn't talk in his act. He is a poetic, shy and a very curious kind of a clown. He creates all his steampunk toys and machines.  Oh! Also he is great with bubbles. You must watch his trailer video on YouTube. Also check his instagram at @paolocarillon.

Carillon is performing at Cirus Roncaldi

work in progress


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Friday, May 17, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #112 "Charlie"

Clown #112 "Charlie" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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 ACEO clown portrait #112 is a homage to a very famous Italian-English clown "Charlie Cairoli" (1910-1980)  aka Hubert Jean Charles . He was born in Milan, Italy in a travelling circus family of  French origin. He started his performing career at age 7. His father was clown as well. He met Violetta Fratellini (the daughter of famous clown Paul Fratellini) at the Cirque Medrano.  She was  acrobatic act performer. The couple got married soon after and had three kids. Cairoli was distinguished in his act by wearing a red nose and a Charlie Chaplin-style bowler hat, eyebrows, and costume, and a mustache slightly larger than Chaplin's. He performed at Blackpool Tower Circus every summer season for forty years, a world record for the most performances at a single venue.

Charlie Cairoli with his marionettte

work in progress



Monday, May 13, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #111 "Gino Cumeezi"

Clown #111 "Gino Cumeezi" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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This sympathetic face, ACEO clown portrait #111 is inspired by  "Gino Cumeezi" aka Eric Trules . He was founder and director NYC’s Resident Clown Troupe, the Cumeezi Bozo Ensemble in the late 70's which was a unique, a professional company of silent white faced performers dedicated to bringing "Free Public Laughs" to the residents of the city. More info at this website. Mr. Trules is not performing as a clown anymore. He was teaching at USC  in the School of Dramatic Arts for 31 years until he quit his job a few years ago.  I watched his talk at TEDx "The train of opportunity" and liked it very much.

Gino in NYC in the 70's.
(Thanks to Mr. Trules allowing me to share these pictures)

work in progress

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Friday, May 10, 2019

New Linocut Print! "Welcome to my corner"

"Welcome to my corner" 
Limited Edition Linocut Print, 
6" x 8", water-based ink on paper, 2019
€50
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Last weekend on Saturday the 4th, I participated to an international printmaking event called "Print Day in May".  A few days in advance  to this event, I created a Pierrot clown drawing and carved on a lino sheet to print. While I was working on it I shared it on social networks with the hashtag #Printdayinmay2019. This was my second participation to this event. Later on I checked the hashtag and  It was really nice to see what other print-makers did. 

work in progress

On my Patreon page "Bip the Clown" patrons get every month 1 original linocut print, 2 ACEO Originals, 8 printed clown portraits. And each 12th month, additionally they receive an original artwork also. This is a really great deal for collectors. Total value is more than $100 (it becomes 50% discount, and includes shipping & handling with registered mail). Available to 2 more patrons for a limited time only.

Bip the Clown patron reward

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